The Jefferson Lies

  • by David Barton
  • Narrated by Bill DeWees
  • 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

America, in so many ways, has forgotten: Its roots, its purpose, its identity - all have become shrouded behind a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation’s founding, and its founders, to fit within a misshapen modern mold. The time has come to remember again.
In The Jefferson Lies, prominent historian David Barton sets out to correct the distorted image of once-beloved founding father Thomas Jefferson. To do so, Barton tackles seven myths head-on, including:

Did Thomas Jefferson really have a child by his young slave girl, Sally Hemings?
Did he write his own Bible, excluding the parts of Christianity with which he disagreed?
Was he a racist who opposed civil rights and equality for black Americans?
Did he, in his pursuit of separation of church and state, advocate the secularizing of public life?
Through Jefferson’s own words and the eyewitness testimony of contemporaries, Barton repaints a portrait of the man from Monticello as a visionary, an innovator, a man who revered Jesus, a classical Renaissance man - and a man whose pioneering stand for liberty and God-given inalienable rights fostered a better world for this nation and its posterity. For America, the time to remember these truths again is now.


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Stolen History

Barton used primary sources to back up his assertions. Upon further research of those sources- Barton nailed it. His critics both inside and outside of Amazon do not debunk this well foot-noted and accurate work. Read it yourself. If you have the time, research it yourself. In my opinion, you will come to one conclusion concerning Thomas Jefferson - He was indeed a brilliant Christian President. And another conclusions concerning the critics of this book - they are either ignorant of history, or willfully ignorant of primary source history.

In conclusion,some time during the last half of the past century, the history of Thomas Jefferson was stolen. Stolen, in my opinion, by "academicians" who during a more genteel time would have been labeled what the are - charlatans.
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From another fiew"All the insulting reviews I see on here are probably written by the same left-wing propagandists who have been ripping out the true history of our great country to advance their own socialist ideas and poison the minds of the children in school since the 1960's. The fruits of their labor is well demonstrated by the Occupy Wall Street imbeciles."I agree 100 percent and encourage all to use ther own mind and deside for themself. I can hardly believe what my grandchildren are being denied about the true founding fathers.

Others on Amazon are atacking this book without an informed view of the book likly because the did not read it nor will they because it does not fit there aginda!

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- Danny "I like American History, Politics (Conservative - Libertarian) Brad Thor and Glenn Beck."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-13-2012
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio